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amarkin
 
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Film --> Digital

Post Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:34 am


I am new to photography. I would like to buy myself a decend used film camera. But before I buy one I have a question: what does it take to get the images from film to digital format so I can edit and store the
images on my computer. Do I have to buy expensive scanner or software to do this? Could it be done in photo studio? I will bring the film to a photo studio and get the copies of scans on flash memory. How expensive this could be?

Any comments and suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thanks

jackthrt3
 
Posts: 24

Transparencies to you computer

Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:34 am


Here ia the scanner I use and very satisfied with the results. Very simple to trnsfer slides to your computer
http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php?ca ... uctNr=9239
Last edited by jackthrt3 on Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

castledude
 
Posts: 869


Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:33 am


Most commercial labs will give you negatives and a CD of the negatives at the time you develop. The cost is not usually that much (additional) since most labs digitize the pictures already before they print.

For example http://www.extrafilm.com.au/film.aspx charges about the same for a digitized run as for 4x6 prints.

mboimare
 
Posts: 150

Re: Film --> Digital

Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:52 pm


I'm using a Epson Perfection 2400 flatbed scanner and it does a pretty good job........for a flatbed. You can find it for around 180$ at amazon.com. To have a better idea you can check some of my scans.

http://www.pbase.com/mboimare/summer_vacations_2005
http://www.pbase.com/mboimare/adrian_farewell_party

I tryed to get my stuff scanned by some commercial labs but no success. Images were flat and not very sharp.

If you can spend a bit more go for any Nikon film scanner you wont be desappointed.

Good luck and welcome in the world of photography.


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